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Why y’all should find a family dentist

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Life is busy! Wouldn’t you love to make one call to schedule your whole family’s dental appointments? But, does such an office exist? You bet! Mid-Valley Family Dental is just that — a FAMILY dental office.

Nothing can get you more riled up than having to flit here there and everywhere trying to get all your kiddos and yourself to the dentist. With work, school, and sports, making appointments at two or three different dental offices just isn’t practical.

Having your entire family seen at one office can cut back on all the nonsense in your already busy schedule. Mid-Valley Family Dentist office provides oral exams, dental cleanings, x-rays and other services for patients whether little, big or in-between.

  • One Stop Dental Care: When multiple dental offices are involved, coordinating appointments can be difficult. With a family dentist, you can make back-to-back appointments and be done in one day. This can streamline your family dental care. Imagine everyone being seen under the same roof!
  •  Multiple Services/One location: At Mid-Valley Family, we are equipped to treat patients of all ages. We offer a wide variety of treatments, including general, sedation, cosmetic and children’s dentistry. Each service is customized to fit your needs.
  • It Feels Like Family: We all have the same goal in mind – healthy teeth and a great smile. Sometimes kids (and adults) suffer from dental fears and phobias. Coming to the dentist as a family often calms these fears. And, children who begin visiting the dentist early on with their parents, are more likely to maintain good oral hygiene habits into adulthood.

If you are looking for a dental office that can treat the entire family, contact us at 503-981-5111. We look forward to providing the best dental care available to you and your family.

Recipe Corner

When Dr. Horn isn’t fixin’ teeth, he loves to cook. Here’s a recipe from South Your Mouth that we are ichin’ to try:

Sweet Potato Praline Casserole

Sweet Potatoes:
4 lbs. sweet potatoes
3/4 – 1 cup sugar*
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
6 tablespoons butter, melted

Praline Topping:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 heaping cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup butter, melted
Pinch of salt

Arrange sweet potatoes on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil then pierce each with a fork a few times to vent. Bake at 400 degrees until tender (usually about an hour for large sweet potatoes). Check tenderness by inserting a knife into the thickest potato – knife should slide in easily with no resistance. Do not boil the potatoes or use canned ones. I mean it!

Allow sweet potatoes to cool to room temperature then remove the skins. Add sweet potatoes, sugar, vanilla, salt, eggs and butter to a medium bowl or stand mixer.  Mix on medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes or until fluffy. Spoon sweet potato mixture into a 9×9 casserole dish and spread evenly.

To make praline topping, combine flour, brown sugar, pecans, butter and salt in a small bowl and mix until combined.  Mixture will be crumbly.  Sprinkle praline crumbles evenly over sweet potato mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

*Start with 3/4 cup of sugar and add more if desired.  Some sweet potatoes are much sweeter than others so the amount of sugar that you need can vary.  Mix everything up to the eggs and taste it for sweetness.  Make it as sweet as you like.

Let us know if you tried the recipe or send us a picture at midvalleyfd@gmail.com and tell us how you liked it!

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